About Alton


Let's have a look around into background of Alton

Let’s have a look around into background of Alton.

  • County: Madison County,
  • State: Illinois
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 38.895477
  • Longitude: -90.189344
  • Time zone:  America/Chicago
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours

Weather in Alton

  • Climate: humid continental
  • Best Time to Visit:   January through the first of March

Location

Alton is a city located on the Mississippi River in the city of Madison County, Illinois, which is about 24 km; north of St. Louis, Missouri. 

Distance from Alton center to Airport

St. Louis Regional Airport

  • Driving Distance: 9 Miles/14 Km
  • Driving Time: 17 Mins
  • Languages: English followed by Spanish.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: St. Louis Regional Airport
  • Railways: Alton railway station
  • Road: Bus: Excel Transportation   Taxi: A Best Taxi 

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Granite City,
  • Edwardsville,
  • Glen Carbon

Emergency Contact Numbers in Alton city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911 (Police)
  • Taxi: +1 314-566-5211(A Best Taxi)
  • Airport: +1 618-259-2531 (St. Louis Regional Airport)

Events

  • Sin Bandera, H-E-B Park, 1 October
  • Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice, International Museum of Art & Science, 30 september

Tourist Attractions

  • Piasa Bird
  • Lincoln/Douglas Square
  • Miles Davis Statue

Theatre & Concerts

  • AMC Classic Eastgate 6

Visit Top Restaurants in Alton

  • Gentelin's On Broadway
  • Castelli's Restaurant at 255
  • Ragin Cajun Piano Bar

 

 

 

Top Shopping Centers in Alton

  • Coffee Cabin
  • Alpine Market
  • Kmart

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • National Great Rivers Museum
  • Alton Museum of History & Art
  • Armed Forces Museum

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Seafood-Pop’s Clam Shell
  • Pizza-Alton Village Pizza

Sports Club

  • The Woodlands Golf Club & Banquet Facility
  • Alton Sports Tap

Shelling Out Dollars

Restaurants:

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant- 10.00 $

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)- 6.25 $

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) - 6.25 $

Transportation:

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)- 3.00 $

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)- 22.00 $

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